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The walks on this page are provided by other organisations that work in The National Forest. Wherever possible, we have provided links to the appropriate websites. But in cases where there is no website link, we have provided telephone or email contact details.

If you or your organisation have a walk that you would like us to include on this page, please contact us.

The National Forest Company is not responsible for the content of external websites or the accuracy of information provided by third parties.

Walks in the West of The National Forest

Branston Water Park

Type: Short walk
Length: 1 mile
Start Point: Branston Water Park Visitor Centre

East Staffordshire Borough Council
Branston Water Park Leaflet

Easy Walks - Barton and Dunstall in the Dale (3 walks)

Type: Short walk
Length: 2.5 miles
Start Point: Barton Village Hall

East Staffordshire Borough Council
Barton and Dunstall in the Dale Leaflet


Woodlands and Washlands

Type: Short walk
Length: 3 miles
Start Point: Watson Street Car Park, Burton

More details:

East Staffordshire Borough Council
Woodlands and Washlands Leaflet


Walks in the Centre of The National Forest

Short walks in the Centre of The National Forest

Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail

Type: Short walk
Length: 3 miles
Start Point: Various points

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail

Bagworth Heath Woods

Type: Short walk
Start Point: Various points

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services

Bagworth Heath Woods


Staunton Harold Walking through time: Coach Road Circular

Type: Short walk
Length: 3 miles
Start Point: Ferrers Centre, Staunton Harold

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Staunton Harold - Coach Road Circular Leaflet

Staunton Harold Walking through time: Dimminsdale Wood and Heath End

Type: Short walk
Length: 3 miles
Start Point: Ferrers Centre, Staunton Harold

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Staunton Harold Dimminsdale Wood and Heath End Leaflet


Staunton Harold Walking through time: Staunton Harold and Breedon on the Hill

Type: Short walk
Length: 3 miles
Start Point: Ferrers Centre, Staunton Harold

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Staunton Harold Staunton Harold and Breedon on the Hill Leaflet

Swepstone Parish Walks (3 walks)

Type: Short walk
Length: 4 miles
Start Point: St Peter's Church, Swepstone

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Swepstone Parish WalksLeaflet


Walks around Ashby de la Zouch: Shellbrook, Norris Hill and Blackfordby

Type: Short walk
Length: 5 miles
Start Point: Moira Road, Ashby

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
0116 305 8160

Walks around Ashby de la Zouch: Cliftonthorpe and Old Parks

Type: Short walk
Length: 4 miles
Start Point: North Street car park, Ashby

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
0116 305 8160


Medium walks in the Centre of The National Forest


Walks around Ashby de la Zouch: Blackfordby, Boundary, Smisby and Cliftonthorpe

Type: Medium walk
Length: 5.5 miles
Start Point: Abbey Drive, off Moira Road

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
0116 305 8160

Walks around Ashby de la Zouch: Packington, Willesley and Shellbrook

Type: Medium walk
Length: 6 miles
Start Point: Packington Nook Lane

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
0116 305 8160


Walks in the East of The National Forest

Short walks in the East of The National Forest

Geological Walks in Charnwood Forest: Bradgate Park

Type: Medium walk
Length: 4 miles
Start Point: Newtown Linford Car Park

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
0116 305 8160

Geological Walks in Charnwood Forest: Bardon and Old Rise Rocks

Type: Medium walk
Length: 3.1 miles
Start Point: Lay-by off A50

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
0116 305 8160


Geological Walks in Charnwood Forest: Outwoods and Buck Hill

Type: Medium walk
Length: 3.4 miles
Start Point: Outwoods

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
0116 305 8160

Geological Walks in Charnwood Forest: Peldar Tor and Mount St Bernard Abbey

Type: Short walk
Length: 3.1 miles
Start Point: Whitwick

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
0116 305 8160


eological Walks in Charnwood Forest: Blackbrook Reservoir

Type: Medium walk
Length: 1 mile
Start Point: Oaks Road

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
0116 305 8160

Geological Walks in Charnwood Forest: Warren Hills

Type: Short walk
Length: 1.6 miles
Start Point: Lay-by on north side of B587

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
0116 305 8160


Family Walks around Charnwood: Beacon Hill, Woodhouse Eaves & Hanging Stone

Type: Short walk
Length: 4 miles
Start Point: Beacon Hill

Charnwood Borough Council
Beacon Hill, Woodhouse Eaves & Hanging Stone Leaflet

Family Walks around Charnwood: Copt Oak, Charley & Old Rise Rocks

Type: Short walk
Length: 4 miles
Start Point: Copt Oak

Charnwood Borough Council
Copt Oak, Charley & Old Rise Rocks Leaflet


Family Walks around Charnwood: Groby Pool & Newtown Linford

Type: Short walk
Length: 2 miles
Start Point: Groby Pool

Charnwood Borough Council
Groby Pool & Newtown Linford Leaflet

Family Walks around Charnwood: Mount St Bernards & Forest Rock Wood

Type: Short walk
Length: 4 miles
Start Point: Mt St Bernards

Charnwood Borough Council
Mount St Bernards & Forest Rock Wood Leaflet


Family walks around Charnwood: Old John Tower to Swithland Village

Type: Short walk
Length: 5 miles
Start Point: Hunts Hill

Charnwood Borough Council
Old John Tower to Swithland Village Leaflet

Family Walks around Charnwood: Swithland Wood & Newtown Linford

Type: Short walk
Length: 4 miles
Start Point: Newtown Linford

Charnwood Borough Council

Swithland Wood & Newtown Linford Leaflet


Beacon Hill

Type: Short walk
Length: 3 miles
Start Point: Beacon Hill Country Park, Woodhouse Eaves

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Beacon Hill

Groby Parish Walks (2 walks)

Type: Short walk
Length: 3.5 miles
Start Point: Groby Pool Car Park

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Groby Parish Walks


Normanton le Heath Parish Walks (2 walks)

Type: Short walk
Length: 2.5 miles
Start Point: Main Street

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Normanton le Heath Parish Walks

Ratby Parish Walks (2 walks)

Type: Short walk
Length: 3 miles
Start Point: Ratby Memorial

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Ratby Parish Walks


Snibston Country Park and the Grange Nature Reserve

Type: Short walk
Length: 1.2 miles
Start Point: Snibston Country Park

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Snibston Country Park and the Grange Nature Reserve

Walks to Nature - Charnwood

Type: Short walk
Length: 3.3 miles
Start Point: Various points

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Walks to Nature - Charnwood


Swannington Heritage Trail

Swannington Heritage Trust
Swannington Heritage Trust

Geological Walk around Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood

Type: Short walk
Length: 5 miles
Start Point: Bradgate Park

British Geological Survey
Geological Walk around Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood


Geological Walk around Cliffe Hill Quarry

Type: Short walk
Length: 3 miles
Start Point: Billa Barra, Stanton under Bardon

British Geological Survey
Geological Walk around Cliffe Hill Quarry


Medium walks in the East of The National Forest

Anstey Parish Walk

Type: Medium walk
Length: 6.3 miles
Start Point: Nook Car Park, Anstey

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Anstey Parish Walk

Ibstock Parish Walk

Type: Medium walk
Length: 5.5 miles
Start Point: High Street Car Park, Ibstock

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Ibstock Parish Walk


Mining Heritage Trail

Type: Medium walk
Length: 9 miles
Start Point: Lay-by on north side of B587

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
0116 305 8160


Long walks in the East of The National Forest

Ivanhoe Way

Type: Long walk
Length: 35 miles
Start Point: Various points

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Ivanhoe Way Walk

Leicestershire Round

Type: Long walk
Length: 100 miles
Start Point: Various points

Leicestershire County Council - Countryside Services
Leicestershire Round Walk


Country Walks around The National Forest (Brian Conduit)

Country Walks Around The National Forest book cover

A collection of rambles exploring England's newest woodlands and the surrounding countryside.
Mail order: £6.95 (inc. £1.00 p&p - UK Only)

Available from:

  • Meridian Books, 40 Hadzor Rd,
    Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 9LA.
    Tel: +44 (0)121 429 4397

Walks around Melbourne

Walks around Melbourne book cover

A guide to 13 walks around Melbourne from 2 to 9 miles in length. Features 44 pages of walks with descriptive text, detailed maps and sketches.
Price: £5.00

Available from:

  • Melbourne Civic Society
  • Melbourne News, Market Place, Melbourne
  • Ashby de la Zouch Tourist Information Centre
  • Mail order: Send a cheque for £5.50 inc. P&P (UK only) payable to 'Melbourne Civic Society') to:
    Ian Turner
    12 Church Street, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8EJ..


Make time for tea!

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The Conkers Circuit

Group of people cycling

For those wanting a gentle cycle ride, a family walk, a wildlife ramble or a daily jog, the four and a half mile Conkers Circuit is ideal for all ages with easy to follow circuit markers and shorter loops within it.

Read more: Conkers Circuit

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Group of people walking

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